Phase III Endpoint Hit For Novartis's Gilenya Follow-On In Progressive MS
Novartis AG's Gilenya follow-on drug, BAF312 (siponimod), has met its primary endpoint in the Phase III EXPAND trial, giving the drug a positive outlook for approval as a treatment for underserved secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS) patients.
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Positive results from the Phase III EXPAND study of oral siponimod in secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, presented at ECTRIMS, lift Novartis ahead of Gilenya patent expiry and may be enough to support early approval.
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